A classy inland course with crisp turf and fairways pitching and rolling through avenues of trees. Formed from the minds of great architects Dr Alistair McKenzie and James Braid, it’s where Greg Norman, the Great White Shark, won his first European Tour professional event.
The King’s was one of the world’s first ‘resort’ courses and nearly 100 years on it remains one of the best. James Braid’s layout rolls through spectacular Highland scenery and the quality of the golfing challenge is suitably majestic.
Host of the 2014 Ryder Cup and 2019 Solheim Cup, this Jack Nicklaus signature design is a tough test which combines the heathland characteristics for which Gleneagles is famed with American-style water hazards and bunkering.
The PGA Centenary is tough and the King’s is majestic but the sheer charm of Gleneagles’ shorter, tighter third course makes it a firm favourite for many visitors.